Discussion in 'Digital Discussion & Q&A' started by Tweaker, Jul 3, 2009.
Im in the Market for a wide angle and would like to know what you guys like and why?
Extreme wide angle <14mm ... too much curvature ... distortion get detracting.
Fish eye ... circular image ... lens gets boring too quickly.
Rectilinear wide angle 14-16mm ... does not have the curvature ... just enough wideness.
The focal lens are based on 1.5x crop factor.
What do you like Tweaker, afterall you're in the market, not us
I like the 10-20mm range on a 1.5x camera.
Are you using a DX sensor camera or a 35mm film/ FX type camera?
I use 17mm with the 17-50mm F/2.8 for wide angle shots. If I want a little wider, I use the 14mm F/2.8.
Why, because it has the focal length I need.
I have been looking at the Sigma 10-20. I shoot a D90.
Just for your information, there is a new version of 10-20mm lens from Sigma.
Yes, the 10-20mm lens is nice. I always want to get one whenever I visit this site 10-20mm.com
Anybody have any luck with the Tokina Pro DX 12-24 F4 ??
Well to bring this back up,,, I have made a purchase. Tokina 11-16 f2.8. I really haven't had a chance to get out and play with it yet, But from just messing around with it I'm very happy.
Oh my gosh - those pics on that site are amazing and now I totally want to get that lens...it's pretty steep though - like $650. I'm still trying to figure out my versatile lens purchase...24-70mm?
I love my Sigma 10-20. Mine is the f/4-5.6 version which I bought before the f/3.5 version came out and it has never been too slow for me. I've heard some say that it's actually a sharper lens. It's $479 at Amazon -- considerably less than the faster version.
I have the Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6. It's a great lens-- decently sharp. The geometry distortion bugs me sometimes so I end up fixing it in post.
I think the Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 is better though. Actually, I have no need for a wide angle to have any zoom function. A 10mm prime would probably deliver better image quality and would be less expensive to buy. With my Sigma, most of the shots are at 10mm anyway.
Because I use the wide angle lens for mostly landscape I usually shoot at around f/11 or f/16. At f/4 the bokeh is very ugly in my opinion but I suppose it's not the way a wide angle is supposed to be used.
That's more a function of focal length than the particular lens.
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